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Improve your oral health care with root canals this summer. When teeth are damaged from oral accidents or injuries, the pulp of a tooth is at risk. If the pulp of a tooth is damaged, it must be removed via a process called a root canal. If the pulp is left unchecked, the entire tooth will fail and need to be extracted.

Common causes that frequently require root canal treatments include:

– If a cavity has gone untreated in a tooth, it can eventually decay your tooth down to your root and cause your tooth’s pulp in your root to become infected and require a root canal.
– If you have suffered an oral accident or injury that left you with broken or fractured teeth, the root of the teeth could be exposed and cause the pulp to become damaged or infected.
– If you have a multitude of dental procedures on a tooth, the endless wear and tear to the tooth could leave it vulnerable to a pulp infection, which would then require a root canal.
– Some injuries can occur to teeth that is not visible, and damage to the pulp can still occur if the bacteria trickles through to the root.

To schedule an appointment for a root canal treatment with your dentist at Sonney Chong DMD, call our dental office in Sacramento, California at 916-421-3057. Dr. Sonney L Chong and our entire team want to ensure your oral health is safe and healthy for years to come.